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by bergie15
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 108
Views: 39141

Re: Philosophy of Mind

What kinds of skills would surface to you at a particular moment? Could you provide an example?
by bergie15
Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Writing as Therapy
Replies: 18
Views: 2625

Re: Writing as Therapy

Writing does have a kind of therapeutic effect, I think. It is helpful to write my thoughts down in order to really know what it is I am thinking at certain times.
by bergie15
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is philosophy nitpicking?
Replies: 9
Views: 1901

Re: Is philosophy nitpicking?

No, I do not think philosophy is nitpicking. It is just a way to understand what is going on around us. Maybe some think that it is, but I don't think that it is.
by bergie15
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What are concepts according to materialism?
Replies: 252
Views: 21045

Re: What are concepts according to materialism?

Isn't an absolute idealist someone who believes that ideas are the only things that exist? Then I think a materialist would disregard concepts altogether, if matter is the only thing that exists to them.
by bergie15
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Epistemology 101
Replies: 21
Views: 5868

Re: Epistemology 101

Descartes wasn't talking about if other objects existed, he was questioning his own existence. The cogito ergo sum means I think, therefore I exist. (The computer program idea was not around in his time, obviously it had not been invented yet.) He came to the conclusion that his existence was real b...
by bergie15
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Where does value lie?
Replies: 16
Views: 2098

Re: Where does value lie?

I think that certain things can have intrinsic value to a person. Some objects may not have any monetary value, but they can still have worth to a person.
by bergie15
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: different way of understanding grammer.
Replies: 45
Views: 6574

Re: different way of understanding grammer.

Yes, the first noun is usually the subject. -You spelled grammar incorrectly in the subject line. It is spelled with two a's.
by bergie15
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 108
Views: 39141

Re: Philosophy of Mind

Yes, our mind and body work together, as was discussed by Descartes-the mind-body problem. When we do any sort of action, it is first registered in the brain-then the body completes the action.
by bergie15
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Doing... nothing!?
Replies: 11
Views: 2347

Re: Doing... nothing!?

I don't know that we can actually do nothing. We are always thinking, and our brains are always working. So we are doing something then.
by bergie15
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Esoteric Dimensions of Music
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Re: Esoteric Dimensions of Music

This is very interesting. I have never read about that before. Thanks for the link!
by bergie15
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The riddle of human conscience
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: The riddle of human conscience

How can the self be both selfish and selfless at the same time? This seems like a contradiction to me. Of course, people can be both selfish at times and selfless at other times. Does anyone have any ideas?
by bergie15
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The riddle of human conscience
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: The riddle of human conscience

I think that we are in awe of the choices made in scenario 1 because we think that it is right to help other people in need. This choice to put the other persons' life before our own says that we are not only selfish beings. Our conscience here is at work saying- "You can't leave this person to die...
by bergie15
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Why Suffering is a Good Thing
Replies: 93
Views: 97822

Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

I don't think that we enjoy our suffering. Perhaps some people do, but not the majority. I don't think that discussing what has gone wrong is necessarily a bad thing. However, I think that some seem to enjoy it too much.
by bergie15
Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Why Suffering is a Good Thing
Replies: 93
Views: 97822

Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

Turning off thought, as someone said earlier, is not a simple or easy thing to do. The mental aspect of suffering is different than the physical aspect. If people had the ability to turn off the mind, then suffering would not effect us as much.
by bergie15
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Tao
Replies: 60
Views: 11932

Re: Tao

In the Tao, the yin and yang represented a unity of opposites. Light and dark, good and evil are opposites but they are one within the Tao. The opposites balance each other out.